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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 88 reviews
2003 Ford Focus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 88 reviews
The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.
Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)
The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.
The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!
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Ford Focus Questions
2003 Ford Focus Zx5 Starting Issue
I have a 2003 Ford Focus ZX5 SE. After it is driven for about 30 minutes and turned off the engine will not start again. It will crank and start if I manually give it gas but stalls after I release ...
What Aftermarket Remote Can I Use With My Focus
What aftermarket remote with remote start can I use???
Gear Box Or Clutch
Hi all!I have a 2003, focus 2.0, 5 speed Zetec. PULP Prob: Always held revs for a sec after deceleration Gear clash in 2nd and 3rd on up or down shift Interventions: Put Nulon gear oil in b...
Which Fuse On A 2003 Focus Zx5 Controls The Power Locks?
Of course the key works but neither the key-activated opener nor the manual switch inside the car working...assume it's a fuse, but don't know which one...any help?
Car Just Stalled While Driving
I have a ford focus SE 2003. This a.m. driving to work, it just stopped running. I could cruise it over to the side of the road but all the dash lights flashed and it stopped. I started it up and t...